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Let's talk about sweat

We rarely talk about our excessive sweating.

Hyperhidrosis is an embarrassing condition that can even be disabling. For some of us, excessive sweating has ruined our social and professional lives.

To break the taboo around excessive sweating, let’s explore the common negative effects of excessive sweating.

Social Embarrassment

Hyperhidrosis can cause social embarrassment because many people just don’t know it is a condition. People afflicted by hyperhidrosis will suffer in silence and isolate themselves to avoid a potentially humiliating situation. This is why hyperhidrosis is said to be a silent handicap. Here are some situations you might recognize. 

The dreadful handshake:

Do you remember the last time you gave a handshake or a high five to someone and had to slyly wipe your palms off on your pants beforehand? Trying to hide sweaty palms is pretty embarrassing, mostly because of the fear that it could be interpreted as a sign of nerves or, a lack of hygiene or low self-confidence. 

The sticky physical contact: 

If you live with sweaty hands, you know how embarrassing it can be to touch the people you love. The simple act of walking hand in hand or a trivial massage for your loved ones can cause embarrassment. 

The smelly feet: 

We’ve written about smelly feet and its causes. Stinky feet are one of the worst problems associated with plantar hyperhidrosis. Fungi infections love to develop on moist surfaces like sweaty feet. Taking off your shoes can be a cause of embarrassment for you and repel your close ones. This, of course, can lead to social isolation. We have even heard of cases where stinky feet was linked to severe depression. 

Sharing a wet bed: 

Sharing your bed with someone you love should be normal and stress-free. For those who suffer from hyperhidrosis, managing the stress of sleeping with someone because they fear their partner’s reaction is a reality. For some, the area where the feet rest in the bed can quickly become humid or wet. Trying to explain why can be very embarrassing. Starting a new relationship this way isn’t the ideal scenario for anyone.

Luckily, we have a product that treats excessive sweating for hands and feet, also known as palmo-plantar hyperhidrosis. It’s called the Iontophoresis ID-1000 and we are pretty proud of it.

With a 98% success rate and more than half of people using it seeing results after just one week, your first dry step to happiness is closer than ever.

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